Trad Music Trust on Border News


24 Jan 19
by Nathon Jones

Border News Lookaround

Make sure you catch Border News Lookaround at 6pm tonight (24th Jan) on ITV Border and a feature on Trad Music Trust, Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival and the charity's plans to develop a new arts centre in the former Royal Bank of Scotland building in Newton Stewart.

Chairperson Billy Jones, Vice-Chairperson Graham Rodger and Project Co-ordinator Nathon Jones spent an enjoyable day yesterday with ITV presenter Bruce McKenzie and cameraman Mike Easton talking about the festival and the plans for a new arts centre.

As well as a tour of the new arts centre building, piped in by local piper Karen Keenan, we also entertained Bruce with some live music at Creebridge House Hotel along with an interview featuring Billy and Nathon and Steve Donnan, owner and manager at the Creebridge.

It has been a terrific month of coverage for the organisation and we are hugely grateful to everyone at ITV for their enthusiasm and interest in the projects.

Border News Lookaround

In Other News


Busking fir the airts!

This Saturday 20th April, Trad Music Trust and friends will be busking from 11am - 4pm outside the former RBS building at 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart - the proposed new arts centre venue - to raise funds to support The Vault Arts Centre development and the work of the Trad Music Trust.

17 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Online Registration Now Open

South West Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is now open for registrations and we're expecting another fantastic event at Minnigaff Playing Fields on Saturday 13th July 2019; showcasing, celebrating and championing a wonderful Scottish tradition.

15 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Table Top Sale Raises £145.91

Last Sunday's table top sale at the McMillan Hall, whilst it wasn't particularly busy, raised £145.91 for The Vault Arts Centre fundraising campaign taking the overall total to £1,705.20. Huge thanks to everyone who took a table and to everyone who came along to support the event.

9 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Five Kingdoms Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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